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Title
  • IN SITU INFRARED MEASUREMENTS OF FREE-FLYING SILICATE DURING CONDENSATION IN THE LABORATORY
Creator

Ishizuka, Shinnosuke

Kimura, Yuki

Sakon, Itsuki

Rights
    • This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication in [The Astrophysical Journal]. The publisher is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at [http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/803/2/88].
Subject
  • Other circumstellar matter
  • Other infrared: ISM
  • Other methods: laboratory: solid state
  • Other solid state: refractory
Description
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  • We developed a new experimental system for infrared (IR) measurements on free-flying nucleating nanoparticles in situ and applied it to studies on silicate particles. We monitored the condensation of magnesium-bearing silicate nanoparticles from thermally evaporated magnesium and silicon monoxide vapor under an atmosphere of oxygen and argon. The IR spectrum of newly condensed particles showed a spectral feature for non-crystalline magnesium-bearing silicate that is remarkably consistent with the IR spectrum of astronomically observed non-crystalline silicate around oxygen-rich evolved stars. The silicate crystallized at <500 K and eventually developed a high crystallinity. Because of the size effects of nanoparticles, the silicate would be expected to be like a liquid at least during the initial stages of nucleation and growth. Our experimental results therefore suggest decreasing the possible formation temperature of crystalline silicates in dust formation environments with relatively higher pressure.
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd
Date Issued 2015-04-21
Languageeng
NIItypejournal article
VersiontypeAM
Identifier URI http://hdl.handle.net/2115/61362
Relation
  • isIdenticalTo DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/803/2/88
Journal
    • ISSN 0004-637X
    • The Astrophysical journal
    803(2), 88
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